Two Army jawans killed as avalanche hits checkpost in Uttarakhand

Two Army jawans were killed while a third is missing after their check-post was hit by an avalanche in Pithoragarh district of Uttarakhand, which has faced heavy snowfall over the last two days.

Alert for heavy rain in next 24 hours in Uttarakhand

 The MeT department has issued a heavy rain alert for the next 24 hours in most parts of Uttarakhand which suffered extensive damage in the 2013 deluge.

Snowfall in higher reaches, showers in plains of Uttarakhand

The high altitude areas in Garhwal Himalayas were covered with a thick shroud of snow today even as Chamoli, Uttarkashi, Rudraprayag and Pithoragarh districts of Uttarakhand received fresh snowfall and the plains were lashed by showers coupled with hail, adding to the chill.

Snow avalanches likely to hit Uttarakhand, alert sounded

An alert has been sounded in the high-altitude districts of Uttarakhand in view of a communication from the Centre predicting snow avalanches in areas located above 2,500 metres in the hill state.

Combined India-Nepal military exercise begins

A combined military exercise between Indian and Nepalese armies commenced here on Monday with a top army commander saying both the armies have to learn much from each other, especially in handling modern-day challenges of insurgency and terrorism.

Concern in Rajya Sabha over infrastructure along China border

Concern was expressed in Rajya Sabha over the slow pace of infrastructure development along the border with China in Uttarakhand with some members saying it would be difficult to move troops there if a war breaks out.

Over a dozen adventure tourism destinations soon in Uttarakhand ?

In a bid to revive the tourism sector badly hit by last year`s calamity in Uttarakhand, the state government has identified over a dozen places spread over eight districts to develop them as adventure tourism destinations.

People sick of Congess misrule: Advani

Claiming that people were sick of Congress misrule which was marked by inflation and corruption, BJP leader LK Advani on Friday said the party was going to be routed in the ongoing general elections.

Advani favours US-style debate in India

Senior BJP leader LK Advani on Friday favoured US-style public debate between main competing candidates for the post of Prime Minister in India.

ADM injured, wife killed in mishap in Nainital

Wife of a senior government official was killed while he and his two children sustained critical injuries when their car was hit by a bus today at Khairna, about 30 km from here.

Ration meant for flood-hit rotting in U`Khand godowns

While flood-hit people of Uttarakhand kept crying for succour, ration meant for them kept rotting in government godowns with villagers complaining that sacks full of foodgrain have been thrown in the Gori river.

Indo-Nepal joint military drill begins in Pithoragarh

Joint exercises in general combat and mountain warfare will form part of the two-week-long 5th Indo-Nepal war games, which began here Tuesday.

Man arrested with five leopard skins

A man has been caught with five leopard skins and sent to jail under several sections of Wildlife Protection Act, a forest official said Monday.

Uttarakhand aftermath: Relief operations speeded up as weather relents

With weather clearing up, relief operations gained momentum in Uttarakhand as the government came out with a roadmap for clearing tonnes of debris and extricating bodies in Kedarnath.

Low intensity quake hits Pithoragarh

An earthquake of slight intensity, measuring 3.5 on the Richter scale, jolted the Pithoragarh district of Uttarakhand Thursday.

Slight intensity quake hits Pithoragarh

Slight intensity tremors measuring 3 on the Richter scale hit parts of Pithoragarh district in Uttarakhand on Thursday.

Mild tremor hits Pithoragarh

An earthquake measuring 4.5 on the Richter scale today hit Uttarakhand-Nepal border region.

New route for Kailash Mansarovar yatra

The Centre has
charted a new route for the annual Kailash Mansarovar yatra this year due to landslides that occur generally in the old

Bad weather conditions prevent airlifting of pilgrims

With weather
playing a spoilsport today, the last batch of 37 pilgrims
returning from Kailash Mansarovar could not be airlifted by
the Air Force and will spend their third day at Gunji Camp,
district officials said.

Death toll in Pithoragarh cloudburst rises to 25

The death toll in the Pithoragarh
cloudburst, that triggered a massive landslide in three
villages of the district on August 8, has risen to 25 with the
recovery of two more bodies, a senior official said on Saturday.